Period
to 14 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 14 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 142 144 115
Rank change year-on-year +2 -29 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 602 669 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.32% 2.26% 2.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.36% 8.65% 10.17%
Number of salaries quoted 484 570 735
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.27% -1.25%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,700 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,350 £74,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,197 7,736 8,121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.74% 26.08% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,238 6,028 6,584
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £26,289 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.44%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 14 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 14 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +39 234 £40,000 - 42
West Sussex +71 121 £55,000 +15.79% 15
Thames Valley -65 118 £47,500 -5.00% 49
Hampshire -20 104 £32,500 -7.14% 19
Berkshire -60 76 £55,000 -4.35% 16
Buckinghamshire -6 31 £42,500 -5.56% 19
Kent -10 20 £42,500 +30.77% 7
Oxfordshire +29 13 £32,500 -7.14% 14
East Sussex +6 2 £47,500 -15.18% 2
Home Counties - 1 £60,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 14 September 2019, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 501 (83.22%) Microsoft
2 438 (72.76%) Windows
3 344 (57.14%) MCSE
4 299 (49.67%) Active Directory
5 268 (44.52%) ITIL
6 227 (37.71%) Windows Server
7 226 (37.54%) Azure
8 222 (36.88%) Office 365
9 213 (35.38%) VMware
10 180 (29.90%) MCSA
11 156 (25.91%) Citrix
12 153 (25.42%) Windows 10
13 152 (25.25%) VMware Infrastructure
14 149 (24.75%) Cisco Certification
15 141 (23.42%) CCNA
15 141 (23.42%) Cisco
16 140 (23.26%) Microsoft Office
17 130 (21.59%) MCP
17 130 (21.59%) Degree
18 125 (20.76%) Problem-Solving
19 113 (18.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 111 (18.44%) Windows 7
21 108 (17.94%) SQL
22 104 (17.28%) Hyper-V
23 102 (16.94%) MS Exchange
24 96 (15.95%) SQL Server
24 96 (15.95%) Windows Server 2012
25 88 (14.62%) SLA
25 88 (14.62%) DNS
26 86 (14.29%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 102 (16.94%) MS Exchange
2 68 (11.30%) SharePoint
3 44 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (4.98%) Skype for Business
6 20 (3.32%) IIS
7 19 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.33%) Confluence
9 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.17%) Drupal
10 1 (0.17%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 140 (23.26%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.50%) Workfront
4 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 226 (37.54%) Azure
2 222 (36.88%) Office 365
3 81 (13.46%) AWS
4 58 (9.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 32 (5.32%) IaaS
6 20 (3.32%) PaaS
7 18 (2.99%) SaaS
8 13 (2.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 13 (2.16%) OneDrive
9 11 (1.83%) Power Platform
10 9 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.00%) PowerApps
12 4 (0.66%) GCP
12 4 (0.66%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.33%) G Suite
15 1 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
15 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Flow
15 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 88 (14.62%) DNS
2 86 (14.29%) Firewall
3 85 (14.12%) DHCP
4 80 (13.29%) TCP/IP
5 51 (8.47%) LAN
5 51 (8.47%) WAN
6 36 (5.98%) SAN
7 33 (5.48%) VoIP
8 31 (5.15%) VPN
9 25 (4.15%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (3.16%) NAS
10 19 (3.16%) Skype
10 19 (3.16%) VLAN
11 17 (2.82%) MPLS
11 17 (2.82%) SMTP
12 16 (2.66%) Cisco Firepower
12 16 (2.66%) Wireless
13 15 (2.49%) FTP
13 15 (2.49%) Internet
14 13 (2.16%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (15.95%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (2.16%) Big Data
4 13 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.50%) SQL Server 2017
7 8 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.16%) Power BI
8 7 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.50%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.66%) GCC
4 3 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.50%) JIRA
4 3 (0.50%) MSI
4 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 71 (11.79%) Finance
2 16 (2.66%) Marketing
3 13 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.50%) Aerospace
5 6 (1.00%) Law
6 5 (0.83%) Electronics
7 4 (0.66%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.33%) Legal
8 2 (0.33%) Retail
9 1 (0.17%) Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.17%) Games
9 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 97 (16.11%) Support Engineer
2 84 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 80 (13.29%) Consultant
4 70 (11.63%) IT Engineer
5 69 (11.46%) Analyst
6 62 (10.30%) IT Support
7 48 (7.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 46 (7.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 40 (6.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 33 (5.48%) IT Support Engineer
10 33 (5.48%) Support Analyst
11 32 (5.32%) IT Analyst
12 31 (5.15%) Administrator
13 30 (4.98%) Architect
13 30 (4.98%) Service Analyst
13 30 (4.98%) Service Desk Analyst
14 28 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
15 25 (4.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 25 (4.15%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 23 (3.82%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.15%) .NET
2 20 (3.32%) OAuth
2 20 (3.32%) SAML
3 18 (2.99%) HTML
4 13 (2.16%) XML
5 11 (1.83%) ASP.NET
5 11 (1.83%) LDAP
6 10 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (1.66%) Web Services
7 9 (1.50%) CSS
8 8 (1.33%) Kafka
9 7 (1.16%) JSON
9 7 (1.16%) REST
10 6 (1.00%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.83%) HTML5
11 5 (0.83%) WCF
12 4 (0.66%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.66%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 4 (0.66%) Reactive Extensions
12 4 (0.66%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (12.96%) Data Centre
2 49 (8.14%) Management Information System
3 48 (7.97%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (4.65%) Public Cloud
5 26 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (3.32%) CESG
7 13 (2.16%) Clustering
8 12 (1.99%) iPhone
9 11 (1.83%) Blackberry
9 11 (1.83%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.16%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.00%) iPad
13 5 (0.83%) AS400
13 5 (0.83%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.83%) iSeries
14 4 (0.66%) Replication
15 3 (0.50%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 438 (72.76%) Windows
2 227 (37.71%) Windows Server
3 153 (25.42%) Windows 10
4 111 (18.44%) Windows 7
5 96 (15.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (13.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (11.13%) Linux
8 54 (8.97%) Unix
9 44 (7.31%) Windows 8
10 16 (2.66%) Solaris
11 11 (1.83%) Android
11 11 (1.83%) Mac OS X
12 10 (1.66%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.66%) VMS
14 3 (0.50%) CentOS
15 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (44.52%) ITIL
2 125 (20.76%) Problem-Solving
3 113 (18.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 52 (8.64%) Business Continuity
5 51 (8.47%) Service Management
6 50 (8.31%) Mentoring
7 49 (8.14%) Presales
7 49 (8.14%) PRINCE2
8 47 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 41 (6.81%) ITIL V3
11 39 (6.48%) Cybersecurity
12 36 (5.98%) Computer Science
12 36 (5.98%) Configuration Management
13 34 (5.65%) Project Management
14 32 (5.32%) Information Security
15 30 (4.98%) TOGAF
16 27 (4.49%) IT Strategy
16 27 (4.49%) Translating Business Requirements
17 24 (3.99%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 108 (17.94%) SQL
2 71 (11.79%) PowerShell
3 18 (2.99%) C#
4 12 (1.99%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.83%) C
5 11 (1.83%) Python
6 10 (1.66%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.50%) PHP
8 7 (1.16%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.16%) Java
9 3 (0.50%) C++
10 2 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.33%) Perl
10 2 (0.33%) R
10 2 (0.33%) Ruby
10 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.17%) VBA
11 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 344 (57.14%) MCSE
2 180 (29.90%) MCSA
3 149 (24.75%) Cisco Certification
4 141 (23.42%) CCNA
5 130 (21.59%) Degree
5 130 (21.59%) MCP
6 74 (12.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 63 (10.47%) MCITP
8 38 (6.31%) Computer Science Degree
9 35 (5.81%) CCNP
10 34 (5.65%) Security Cleared
11 33 (5.48%) A+ Certification
12 32 (5.32%) SC Cleared
13 23 (3.82%) MCDST
14 13 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (1.99%) CISSP
15 12 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (1.66%) RHCE
17 8 (1.33%) CCENT
17 8 (1.33%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (14.62%) SLA
2 23 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (3.32%) NCSC
3 20 (3.32%) NIST
4 18 (2.99%) GDPR
5 13 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (1.99%) PCI DSS
7 9 (1.50%) COBIT
8 7 (1.16%) Data Quality
8 7 (1.16%) PMO
9 6 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.50%) RMADS
10 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.33%) QA
12 1 (0.17%) BS7799
12 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 299 (49.67%) Active Directory
2 152 (25.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (17.28%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.98%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (4.49%) XenApp
6 25 (4.15%) XenDesktop
7 23 (3.82%) vSphere
8 18 (2.99%) Firmware
9 12 (1.99%) Terminal Server
10 10 (1.66%) NFS
10 10 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (1.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.66%) Docker
13 3 (0.50%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.17%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 64 (10.63%) SCCM
2 36 (5.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (3.49%) vCenter Server
4 19 (3.16%) Backup Exec
5 9 (1.50%) Ansible
6 8 (1.33%) SCOM
7 7 (1.16%) SCVMM
7 7 (1.16%) WSUS
7 7 (1.16%) XenMobile
8 6 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.66%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (0.50%) Puppet
11 3 (0.50%) vRealize
12 2 (0.33%) Grafana
12 2 (0.33%) Graylog
12 2 (0.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 501 (83.22%) Microsoft
2 213 (35.38%) VMware
3 156 (25.91%) Citrix
4 141 (23.42%) Cisco
5 62 (10.30%) NetApp
6 57 (9.47%) HP
7 55 (9.14%) ServiceNow
8 46 (7.64%) Dell
9 38 (6.31%) Nimble Storage
10 29 (4.82%) Veeam
11 27 (4.49%) Aruba
12 22 (3.65%) Mitel
13 20 (3.32%) Oracle
14 14 (2.33%) EMC
15 10 (1.66%) F5
15 10 (1.66%) Remedy
16 9 (1.50%) Splunk
16 9 (1.50%) WatchGuard
17 8 (1.33%) Meraki
17 8 (1.33%) SolarWinds